previous Macbook Pro 13" vs new Macbook Pro 13"

thebadapple

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Aug 28, 2008
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Hi all,

I have bought a 13" macbook pro 13 days ago. It was the more expensive version with the 2.66GHZ processor.

If I return this tomorrow, and get the new one, what difference is there exactly?

I understand the 15" and 17" have a new processor, but for the 13" users, will there be any significant point ?
 

silverblack

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Nov 27, 2007
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No, I think you had the 2.53GHz. The choices were 2.26 and 2.53 before the update this morning.
 

thebadapple

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Aug 28, 2008
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Regarding processor, thats correct, sorry.
The one I have from 2 weeks ago came with 4GB, as does the new one.
In this case, will there be any real noticeable difference between the processors??
 

ippikiokami

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No, spend the difference if there is any on an SSD and you'll notice a lot more benefit than that meager boost
 

thebadapple

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Well, some HD video editing in Final Cut and some image editing in Photoshop, Illustrator as well as general business/office use.
 

aldo818

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Very disappointed no real increase in Harddrive capacity nor in speed i really don t see the point why i ve waited so long to get an mbp 13 :(
 

vong

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Jan 31, 2010
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how much better is the graphx card on this new one? i just wanna PLAY SC2 and D3 on full settings <_<;
 

tikidoc

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I am really disappointed with the update for the 13". I waited 4 months for a bigger hard drive and 2GB of RAM? Updates I could have done myself. What a huge disappointment.
 
F

FLHX

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I agree this update on the 13 MBP is disappointing. Glad I didn't wait and bought one 2 months ago.
 

ilkevinli

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Apr 8, 2006
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How in GODS name are they still using a Core2Duo CPU in a notebook designated as being a PRO series ????? Unbelievable !
 

lapino

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Mar 6, 2009
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How long does the 'old' 13" last with battery? That's the only reason I might consider the new one instead of the old one which I can get for 150 euro cheaper.
 

Montys

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Jan 26, 2009
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How long does the 'old' 13" last with battery? That's the only reason I might consider the new one instead of the old one which I can get for 150 euro cheaper.
Are the new batteries compatible with the previous gen. MBP 13"? Where would you be able to buy one?
 

panzer06

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Sep 23, 2006
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I am really disappointed with the update for the 13". I waited 4 months for a bigger hard drive and 2GB of RAM? Updates I could have done myself. What a huge disappointment.
Looks like dedicated GPU in the 13". I should think that's a significant improvement.

Cheers,
 

mobi

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Jul 26, 2004
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Hi all,

I have bought a 13" macbook pro 13 days ago. It was the more expensive version with the 2.66GHZ processor.

If I return this tomorrow, and get the new one, what difference is there exactly?

I understand the 15" and 17" have a new processor, but for the 13" users, will there be any significant point ?
If you bought this from Apple, call them asap..they may be able to credit $100-200 due to the new machines coming out with better specs. However, if you are in the return period, without penalty, go for the upgrade!
 

panzer06

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Sep 23, 2006
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Dedicated GPU in the last one too. They are right. The 13" update sucks bigtime.
No the 9400m is not a dedicated GPU and according to this quote from notebookcheck.net neither is this new 320.

"The NVIDIA GeForce 320M is an integrated chipset graphics card for Core 2 Duo based laptops and successor of the GeForce 9400M. It does not feature dedicated graphics memory but uses the systems main memory instead (shared memory). Therefore, the performance is not as good as similar cards with dedicated graphics RAM. The mGPU is based on the GT216 core (as the GeForce GT 325M e.g.) and offers all 48 shader cores.

The gaming performance of the GeForce 320M should be compareable to a GeForce 310M and even better. Therefore, older and less demanding games should run in high details fluently. Modern and demanding games like Crysis or NFS Shift should only run in low detail settings.

The 320M also supports PureVideo HD to decode HD videos with the GPU. Using CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute the shaders of the GPU can also be used for other calculations (like encoding videos).

The GeForce 320M is not similar to the GeForce GT 320M, which is based on a GeForce 9600M GT."

Still better than the Alum MB 2.0 I'm now using. Once these go refurb I'll get the new 13".

Cheers,
 

thebadapple

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Aug 28, 2008
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If you bought this from Apple, call them asap..they may be able to credit $100-200 due to the new machines coming out with better specs. However, if you are in the return period, without penalty, go for the upgrade!
Do you mean they are likely to offer the new one as a direct replacement without having to pay the difference?